locking questions (regarding file systems)

R. B. Riddick arne_woerner at yahoo.com
Thu Aug 3 06:14:32 UTC 2006

--- Eric Anderson <anderson at centtech.com> wrote:
> # here use_count is 1
> 	error = vflush(mp, 1, flags, td);
> 	if (error)
> 		return (error);
> 	g_topology_lock();
> # this is where the use_count is now zero, and it blocks
> 	g_vfs_close(cp, td);
> 	g_topology_unlock();
> 	vrele(devvp);
> Is it blocking because the use_count is already 0?  Is the vflush 
> breaking things?
>From the man page of vflush() I would guess, that u call it too early or

My feeling says: Open & Close it... ;-)

Or did u read a tutorial, that said u should do vflush() and vrele()?
I personally find that both calls should be done in the close() function...

> Actually, I misinformed you earlier - I can't actually unmount, because 
> it hangs during the first unmount.  It will only unmount successfully if 
> I remove the block above (the DROP_GIANT down to PICKUP_GIANT).
Hmm... Did u try to run without vflush() and vrele()? :-)


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